Friday, August 19, 2011

Some More Houses.....

...with  help  from  Cosmo  Cricket  papers  and  a  vintage  children's  reader  school  book.   Who  would  have  thought  that  after  all  of  these  years,  the  books  that  helped  me  learn  how  to  read  are  now  helping  me  in  my  art.   I  really  enjoy  using  these  old  books--books  that I  mostly  find  at  garage  sales  that  were  destined  for  the  trash,  but  instead  they're  in  a  piece  of  artwork  for  someone  to  enjoy.   I  really  like  putting  things  in  my  art  that  have  a  past  to  them.

and  also  thanks  to  these  very  cool  grungeboard  letters  from  Tim  Holtz--very  fun  to  work  with.

And  this  time  I  challenged  myself.   I  decided to  make  a  collage  and  put  it  in  a  frame  under  glass.   That's  very  hard  for  me  to  do--make  something  flat  with  no  dimension  or  those  embellies  that  I  love--but  I did  it!

...and  I  really  like  how  it  looks  under  the  glass.   I  made  it  on  foamcore  so  it  was  nice  and  sturdy  for  all  of  the  papers  and  paint  that  I  put  on  it.   I  think  I'll   be  doing  this  again.

So  now  I  have  3  more  completed  pieces  for  my  upcoming  show--



My  show  is  in  3  weeks,  and  I'm  a  bit  nervous  about  it.   This  will  be  my  first  year  there--I  actually  blogged  about  it  HERE.   I'm  really  looking  forward  to  it, but  what  has  me  a  bit  nervous,  is  that  it's  3  consecutive  weekends.  I've  never  done  a  show  like  this  before  in  the  Fall  so  I'm  hoping  that  I'm   making  enough.   I've  been  working  like  a  madman,  but  loving  it,  especially  the  houses.   These  came  together  so  easily  for  me.

I  am  however   taking  a  short  overnight  break  to  Columbus,  Ohio.  I'm  leaving  today  for  the  craft  wholesale  show  that  I  always  go  to,  and  while  I'm  there,  I'll  be  going  to  the  Dick  Blick  art  supply  store  too--if  anything  just  to  walk  around  and  look--like  a  kid  in  a  candy  store!

42 comments:

Cathy Bueti said...

I love these Diane! That is so exciting about the show! I am sure you will do great! The closest Dick Blick store for me is in NYC . . . need to get there someday and just walk around!! Have fun!

Thanks for your comment on my pink post! lol I started a new she art girl last night! So much fun picking out clothes! lol

Denise and Louise said...

These are amazing and are sure to sell straight away. Good luck for the show - I'm sure you will do very well.
I LOVE your work
Denise xx

Bren said...

What a unique and intriguing venue you will be participating in, enjoyed the post about it. Know you are going to do well there and I can understand your concern with having enough of your art available over the 3 weekends, hard to say how fast it will go. You may well be scrambling durning the week for the next weekend!
Beautiful new pieces, love them all.

Buffy said...

I love them all!!! Beautiful! Wow three weekends in a row,thats a big show! I think I would be nervous too. Have fun at Dick Blicks and the wholesale show.

Janet Ghio said...

You will do great at the show I am sure!! Have fun with Dick!!

rebeca trevino said...

congrats on your upcoming show! very exciting! you have a real 'signiture' to your work, i can see why it is appealing to many people. i am sure you will do great at the show.
keep us posted.

Heather said...

These are so bright and beautiful! Love all the details :D

Terri Kahrs said...

What an awesome addition to your growing inventory, Diane!!! Sounds like you've got an awesome day planned. Just be sure to limit yourself in Dick Blick!!! OMG! Whenever I have a chance to go, I want everything I see!!!! Enjoy!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

linda said...

These 3 are gorgeous. You manage to pack so much into your pics with fabulous cohesion. Good luck with the show!

Nancy Eaton said...

Hi Diane! I just found your site through Saundra Lane's blog. I love, love, love your art! I'm so excited to find another blog to visit to keep my juices flowing!

Gloria said...

These are just awesome Diane. They are going to go very fast. Really great wook and very inspiring. Have fun at Blick's and at the show.

Netty said...

Oh wow Diane, they are all stunning. No need to be nervous, everyone will love them. xx

Dorthe said...

Hi Diane,
they looks wonderful,-and the new piece under glass, is so fantastic- I love the use from "your" old school books.
I wish you good luck on the 3 week-end show-- woow, you need much art to take with you, dear-- but don`t we do much under presure ?
Hugs,Dorthe-and have fun on the wholesale show :)

Sharon Tomlinson said...

Just love looking at all your art pieces. Oh my 3 weekends in a row would be tough to plan for. Wondering if you are able to make things during the week between the weekends. Like the "hot" items.

Becca said...

Hi Diane! Wow, you just keep making more beautiful art! I have no doubt about your success. You will do great in the show! I wish I could be there. :-) I love Dick Blick, and can spend hours in there...have fun!

Dallas said...

Good luck on your show(s)!

I'll be rooting for you.

and I like those houses a lot!

Lynn said...

I love all of these! Have fun shopping!!!

Lillian Mederak said...

your art is amazingly beautiful Diane
love your blog.Good luck with your show.
Lillian
http://www.canadianscraptramp.blogspot.com/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mixedmediaart/

Theresa Plas said...

They're all wonderful! Enjoy your getaway and best wishes for lots of sales:)

Marilyn Rock said...

These are awesome Diane! Enjoy the Dick Blick wholesale show and I am certain your upcoming shows will be successful! Sending positive thoughts....xxoo Marilyn

JessiVille said...

Diane, I'm a fan! These pieces are just perfect! So wish I could come to see all of your fabulous art at the show. You will share pictures I hope?
Jessi xox

Createology said...

Your art is wonderful and I believe you will do just fine at your shows. You will be tired but lots of sales will help get past tired. Enjoy the Dick Blick art store...I have only been online with all they have to offer. Happy creating and fabulous weekend to you...

Healing Woman said...

I can't wait to hear your impressions of Yankee Peddler. Will you be in the section where you have to build your cabin etc? I understand there is a new section-more modern. Naturally, I had to do it the hard way-mine looked like an Indian teepee. Anyway, I miss that show and I'm pretty sure you will do great (if the economy allows)

Also, YOU LUCKY DOG getting to go to a Dick Blick outlet! Have fun.

Lovey said...

Beautiful Diane and good luck with everything!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Gorgeous stuff Diane :-) Good luck with show
Anne x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

just followed the link about the show, all the stuff looks fantastic; just love those giraffes :-)
Anne x

Emelie said...

By now your enjoying yourslsef looking at items needed for your art and wanting it all, trying to have enough for up coming projects.
Except you make everything look new again from your finds.
I like children's books also, the font is so good, on the collage I see you have the hit and miss of words , adds so much interest to the art, I like to choose a word that fits that day.

I understand your thoughts about having enough art work, I do remember those feelings, then what sold was what I didn't think would sell. Fall shows are so much fun and the time of year, I remember an outside show with colored leaves falling on the art it was a great addition.

rachel awes said...

honey, YOU are one
abundant VALENTINE.
smooch! xox

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Hi Diane! These are such beautiful pieces! I KNOW they will do extremely well in the show, and I wish you much success with it. I am sure your hard work will pay off wonderfully.

Kathy said...

Diane, your work never ceases to amaze me!! Have fun on your trip and indulge yourself with some new art supplies. If there was ever someone who deserves it, it's you!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I really love this series. I love houses, and you make the BEST. I've been away due to company, but I'm glad you made it to Dick Blick. I bet that's a fun trip.

kristen said...

have i already commented on how wonderful i think these are? oh well, if i did, then i will say it again! LOVE them! xokp

Becky~ said...

Oh your art is just so sweet.Im a new follower.I found you on Indigo Girls page.I see your from Pennsylvania too.

Best of luck to you with the show!

Dawn said...

Just wonderful work I love these ;0) Dxx

barefoot muse said...

Beautiful pieces Diane!! I love the vibrancy and energy in your creations. You're going to shine at the show!!!! xo

Lorraine said...

you will do really well at this show Diane as your art work is very easy on the eye and will look perfect in anybodys home

Marlynn said...

Love your homes!!! Your art work is always inspirational! Hugs

Cameron said...

I just adore seeing your work here, but I can only imagine how, in person, one can appreciate every little detail!!! I bet they are spectacular up close!

Those patrons are going to go gaga over your work....or at least, if they're smart they will...haha!

I think you'll be pleasantly surprised at the response to your art....and with any luck, you didn't make enough....you'll come home empty handed (but pocketbook abulge) with a long list of orders to fill.....heehee! *wink* ;P

All my best,
Cam

Gaby Bee said...

I have to confess I had not visited your blog for quite a while. You certainly have created a unique personal style. You always use such amazing colors and the details are just perfect. Love all your latest creations, Diane.

Good luck with the show!

Have a wonderful week!
Hugs,
Gaby

NatashaMay said...

These houses are awesome! :) Congrats on the show. I'm excited for you. :)

lisa said...

What beautiful work you do Cat.
These are just fantastic!

Carolyn OConnor said...

I love your art! The boxes are my favorite. Your use of color and embellishments are so creative. Great job!

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